Brett Bouttier was most recently the President of Awesomeness, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global Gen Z audience, including the biggest teen brand on YouTube and many social video platforms, as well as a full-fledged studio producing digital, television and feature film content. He joined the business and partnered with founder Brian Robbins in 2012, shortly after its launch and Series-A funding. Awesomeness was acquired by DreamWorks Animation in 2013.
Prior to Awesomeness, Bouttier was SVP/GM of Digital at the Warner Bros Television Group, overseeing all WBTVG digital initiatives as well as original digital content and led the digital distribution of WBTVG’s programming. Bouttier negotiated the joint venture agreement with AOL that became TMZ and was a key member of the team that developed, launched and ran the business, which quickly became the number-one entertainment news destination on the Internet and ultimately expanded into television.
Bouttier graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics. As a junior in college, he began working as a TV Research Analyst at Universal Television, rising to Vice President, Cable Distribution and Strategy before joining Warner Bros in 2004. In addition to his professional life, Brett lives in Los Angeles and is the proud dad of his two children.